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Bafana lose Dolly, but Mokotjo and Rivaldo get green light

2019-03-22 10:10
Rivaldo Coetzee
Rivaldo Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana winger Keagan Dolly will miss Sunday's clash with Libya however Kamohelo Mokotjo and Rivaldo Coetzee have been declared fit.

Bafana are set to face the Mediterranean Knights in a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Tunisia.

Coach Stuart Baxter's men need a point to qualify for the tournament in Egypt, whereas, the Libyans need a victory to progress at South Africa's expense.

Nigeria have already advanced to the competition in June and July as group winners whereas minnows Seychelles have been the whipping boys of Group E.

Nonetheless, Baxter confirmed that Dolly is out for the contest though Mokotjo and Coetzee are available.

He told SAFA's official website: "Keagan had been doing very well in training but has had to be ruled out of this encounter due to stiffness in his right hamstring.

"We are fully aware that both him and Bongani Zungu came into the camp after being declared medically fit to play, but with the different weather conditions we have had, and training on different pitches throughout the week, this has caused some strain on Keagan.

"The good news, however, is that Bongani though is looking very good in training and has really pushed himself.

"We also had a little scare with Kamo (Kamohelo Mokotjo) a few days ago, when he had a swollen Achilles but he is now fine and raring to go.

"Rivaldo Coetzee, who also came into the camp with a little strain from his weekend match, has done very well and there are no worries about him."

Kick-off is at 19:00 (SA time).


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